Inspiration: The Power of Intention


Inspiration- The Power of Intention

by Carol Burbank, Ph.D.
Guest Blogger

Whatever your goals, however you move through the world, your intention has incredible power. Remembering this truth makes the difference between healing and weakening, growing and shrinking, strength and suffering, happiness and conflict.

Here are some insights from two experts in mind-body medicine – Depak Chopra and Wayne Dyer.

Deepak Chopra says, “An intention is a directed impulse of consciousness that contains the seed form of that which you aim to create. Like real seeds, intentions can’t grow if you hold on to them. Only when you release your intentions into the fertile depths of your consciousness can they grow and flourish. “ On the Chopra Center website, he quotes the Upanishads as a foundational way to understand the power of intention:

“You are what your deepest desire is.
As your desire is, so is your intention.
As your intention is, so is your will.
As your will is, so is your deed.
As your deed is, so is your destiny.”

(Check out video about the Law of Intention and Desire to learn more.)


Dr. Wayne Dyer talks about the dynamic process of intention and being. “Rather than thinking of intention as something you are going to do (your ego at work),” think of intention as connecting with the source that energizes and inspires all things, including you.  In his video, The Power of Intention, Part I, (available here on YouTube), he quotes Carlos Castaneda as one of his inspirations: “In the universe, there is an unmeasurable, indescribable force which those who live ‘of the source’ call intention, and absolutely everything that exists in the entire cosmos is attached to intent by a connecting link.”

Dyer believes: “The Law of Attraction is this: You don’t attract what you want. You attract what you are.”

So, what are you? What do you know and do that expresses what you are, your intention and connection to the source of well-being? Or as the Upanishad says, what is your “destiny?”

Everyone will have a different answer. Readers of this blog tend to think holistically – understanding that the clarity of intention energizes the use of tools like the BioElectric Shield, alternative healing practices, meditation and affirmations. You’ve found a way to live in harmony with your source, “the fertile depths of your consciousness,” and so your doing and your being are connected through your intention.

Today, I invite you to remember that your connected, deep intention creates well-being. Be confident! Be what you are. Be whole.


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